Albumism: Happy 30th Anniversary to Jody Watley’s Second Solo Album “Larger Than Life” Originally Released March 27, 1989 – Read it Here on Albumism
Happy Music Anniversary to my second solo album “Larger Than Life” featuring Top 10 singles “Real Love” the groundbreaking collaboration with Eric B & Rakim “Friends” the ballad “Everything” as well as the beautiful “Precious Love” :: The album cover with photography by legendary fashion Steven Meisel and Art Direction by Lynn Robb and I, is also in 1000 Album Covers published by Taschen.
GRAMMY WINNING MUSIC LEGEND JODY WATLEY & SOULHOUSE MUSIC’S BRIAN POWER GIVE YOU A GOOD GOOD REASON TO LOVE.
On the heels of Two Top 5 UK Soul Singles “The Mood” and “The Passion”, Grammy winning music legend and former original Shalamar female lead Jody Watley returns with “Good Good Reason” produced by house music’s Brian Power.
This instant groover comes complete Watley’s distinct soul vocals, classic bass, brass, sass and synth riffs in a nu-disco blend of soul ready made for dance floors and radio worldwide.
Look for the Original and Funk mixes ready made to take soul heads into spring summer for seasons to come.
Jody will be in the UK performing and completing Radio promotion to support the single.
UK date : FRI APRIL 19TH. UNDER THE BRIDGE , FULHAM
OTD March 18, 1989 – Via Steven Housman Billboard Music Chart Facts :: Jody Watley debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with her single, “Real Love.” This was Watley’s 6th entry on the chart as a solo performer after spending 7 years as the female singer for the R&B dance trio, #Shalamar. “Real Love” became her 4th Top Ten peaking at No. 2 for 2 weeks and was prevented from the top spot which was occupied by Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl.” “Real Love” also spent one week at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Chart and was certified Gold and No.1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Play Chart.
The fashion forward video directed by David Fincher remains one of MTV’s Most Nominated Videos Of All Time. “Real Love” was written by Watley and Andre Cymone. Between 1987-98, Watley charted 12 solo singles on the Hot 100 alone which included 7 Top 20’s and 6 Top Tens. She won the Best New Artist Grammy for 1987.
Single photography by Steven Meisel. Hair: Oribe Makeup: Francois NARS Art Direction: Lynn Robb and Jody Watley.
Styling: Jody Watley
“Accept no substitutes- always go for the real thing..”
Always find your best light..and often it will find you.
Jody Watley & SRL squad – John “Havic” Gregory and Nate Allen Smith.
Soundcheck vibes “The Passion” in Philly last Saturday – Make sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you don’t miss uploads!
Over on Instagram, really loved the comments in this post..hearing what Jody Watley Music was on playlists..originated by a fan who shared what he was listening to from 4 of of my albums. If you stopped at the first two and most commercial albums..you really are missing a lot of great music. Mix it up. Though streaming sucks for artists – I still recommend them for listening and checking out music you may have missed..and then go buy (download) to your collections. Read some of the comments to check out the diverse range..I love it when the deep cuts are mentioned..that’s a real music appreciator for any artist to go beyond the radio.
This concert for March 23, 2019 Pala Jam, San Diego at the The Pala Resort and Casiono is now – SOLD OUT. This will be one funky night of music classics.
1991 “Affairs Of The Heart” album – Music & Fashion Editorial in Harper’s Bazaar – before it was common to see artists in high fashion magazines. This was my third such feature – the first came with my solo debut.